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Billie Nollman


October 7, 1928
September 30, 2019

Funeral 12:00 P.M. Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia
Visitation 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia

Billie Nollman, 90, of Centralia passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was born on October 7, 1928 the daughter of Henry and Vivian (Cavins) Billingsley in Oklahoma City, OK. She married her sweetheart, Fred “Bob” Nollman on February 1, 1947 in Centralia and he preceded her in death on April 13, 2010.

Survivors that will carry on treasured memories of Billie include her devoted daughters, Jenny Copple (Mike) of Centralia, IL and Cindy Weatherford (Steve) of Texico, IL; cherished grandchildren, Courtney Matevey (Matt) of Knoxville, TN, Kelly Alcorn (Scott) of Centralia, IL, Scott Copple (Matt King) of St. Louis, MO, and Blake Gordon of Centralia, IL; precious great-grandchildren, Kelsey Brenneisen (Bobby) of Centralia, IL, Chase Alcorn (Maddie Wernsman) of Centralia, IL, Chloe Alcorn of Centralia, IL, Cohen Matevey of Knoxville, TN, and Marley Grady of Centralia, IL; adored great-great-grandchildren, Jagger Brenneisen, and Bronx Brenneisen of Centralia, IL.

Along with her husband of 63 years, Bob Nollman, Billie was preceded in death by both her parents, Henry and Vivian Billingsley; and special friend, Doris Garrison.

Mrs. Nollman was a faithful member of Faith United Methodist Church, which then became Cornerstone United Methodist Church, where she was always an encouragement to others. She had a strong work ethic, and was a dedicated employee of Warren G. Murray Center, in Centralia as a switchboard operator until her retirement. Billie was generous with her time and enjoyed helping people as a volunteer for SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital as a “pink lady”. She was blessed with a wonderful group of friends as a member of the Red Hat Society. Billie’s summers were spent boating out at Centralia Lake with family and friends. Billie was diligent with sharing her faith with others by coming together with her Monday night pray group, to lift up in prayer, all those in need. She was an expert game player, especially when it came to pinnacle and dominos. Billie loved to support her Centralia Orphans and she tried never to miss her favorite baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals, play as she was their biggest fan. She was an extremely active lady and loved to travel to exciting and beautiful destinations all over the United States. Billie’s family meant the world to her. She treasured the good times spent with them, loving on each one, and watching her grandchildren grow. Billie will be remembered, with a smile, by each person whose heart she touched.

A celebration of life service will be held at 12:00 P.M. Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia with Pastor Don Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in rural Sandoval. Friends may call from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home in Centralia. Memorials may be made in Billie’s honor to New Testament Baptist Church, or the Murray Parent’s Association. Online condolences and memories of Billie may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.